May 6, 2019 - by
Golf Tied For 3rd At NCAA Auburn Regional Championship

Round 1 Team Standings / Round 1 Individual Standings / Round 1 Team and Individual Standings / Round 2 Pairings / 2018-19 Women’s Golf Statistics

 OPELIKA, Ala. (seminoles.com) – Junior Amanda Doherty and freshman Beatrice Wallin are in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the Seminoles are in a tie for third place in the team standings after the first round of the 2019 NCAA Auburn Regional Championship at the Saugahatchee Country Club. Doherty and Wallin are in a group of six players who all carded scores of 71 with the group only one stroke behind the overall leaders – Micheala Williams of Tennessee, Virunpat Olankitkunchai of Maryland and Auston Kim of Vanderbilt — who all carded 2 under par scores of 70.

Florida State finished with a team score of 3 over par 291 in the first round. The Seminoles are only four strokes behind Vanderbilt for the team lead but are within the top six in the team standings which would advance them to the NCAA Championship Finals at the conclusion of the regional. The Seminoles are three strokes above the cut line after the first round for the teams that will advance to the championship finals. The top six teams and the top three individuals that re not on one of the six qualifying teams will advance.

“We played a solid first round which puts us only four strokes out of the lead,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We need to stick to our game plan to put together a good round tomorrow and be in the final group on Wednesday.”

Doherty and Wallin led the Seminoles in the first round.

Doherty, who is playing in her third career NCAA Regional Championship, carded a 1 under par 71 with four birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better. After a bogey on her first hole of the round, she was two strokes under par for the remaining 17 holes. Doherty totaled four birdies over and 11 holes scores at par over her final 17 holes to finish the day among the leaders.

Doherty has now carded four consecutive NCAA regional championship scores at 71 or better as she posted scores of 69-66-71 in three rounds during the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional. She is 11 strokes under par in her last four regional rounds and a cumulative total of three strokes under par in seven career NCAA regional championship rounds.

“I didn’t hit the ball well today but I putted really well,” said Doherty after the round. “I don’t treat the postseason any differently, I just try and go about everything the same way I always do.”

Wallin caught fire on her back nine as she carded five birdies on nine holes after making the turn. She opened the back nine with three consecutive birdies and five birdies on her first seven holes. Wallin was three strokes over par on her front nine, but four strokes under par on her back nine.

Appearing in her first career regional championship, Wallin totaled five birdies and 14 holes scored at par or better. She has now carded consecutive scores at 71 and three of her last five scores at par or better.

Freshman Frida Kinhult is in a tie for 20th place after carding a 2 over par score of 74. She played even par golf with two birdies over her final 14 holes of the day.

Freshmen Puk Lyn Thomsen and Amelia Williamson are tied for 34th place in the individual standings with identical scores of 75. Thomsen totaled two birdies and 13 holes scored at par or better during the round while Williamson totaled 16 holes scored at par though her first set of 18 holes.

The Seminoles will play with Vanderbilt and Duke for the second consecutive day beginning at 10:50 ET from hole No. 1 in Tuesday’s second round. The final round is scheduled to be played on Wednesday with the top six teams advancing to the NCAA Championship Finals at the Blessings Golf Cub in Fayetteville, Ark., May 17-22.

NCAA Auburn Regional Championship/Par 72/May 6-8, 2019
Saugahatchee Country Club/Opelika, Ala./First Round Florida State Results
T3/18-Florida State, 291
T4-Beatrice Wallin, 71
T4-Amanda Doherty, 71
T20-Frida Kinhult, 74
T34-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 75
T34-Amelia Williamson, 75

NCAA Auburn Regional Championship/Par 72/May 6-8, 2019
Saugahatchee Country Club/Opelika, Ala./First Round Team Results
1-Vanderbilt, 287
2-Duke, 290
T3-Florida State, 291
T3-East Carolina, 291
T5-Tennessee, 294
T5-Maryland, 294
7-Virginia, 296
T8-Auburn, 299
T8-Furman, 299
10-Alabama, 300
T11-Denver, 304
T11-California, 304
13-Houston, 306
14-Clemson, 307
15-Kennesaw State, 308
T16-Murray State, 310
T16-South Alabama, 310
18-Albany, 311

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